[Ed. – Pardon him for what? Even if we take that to be a reference to the fraud investigation she has mounted against him in New York State, he has not yet been tried for any crime, much less convicted. You can’t be pardoned from a crime you haven’t been proven guilty of committing.]
While discussing the post-Jan. 20 legal prospects of President Donald Trump, New York AG Letitia James … said she believes the commander in chief will take a stunning preemptive measure to try to cut future criminal charges off at the pass.
“The vast majority of legal scholars have indicated that he cannot pardon himself,” James said. “What he could do is step down and allow … Vice President [Mike] Pence, to pardon him. I suspect that he will pardon his family members, his children, his son-in-law, and individuals in his administration as well as some of his close associates. And then I suspect, at some point in time, he will step down and allow the vice president to pardon him.”